Almost all of the country has been asked to stay indoors in a bid to halt the spread of COVID-19.
As it’s also summertime, this means a lot of kids, parents, and kids at heart suddenly have a lot of free time on their hands.
Kids Who Farm (KWF), a Zamboanga City-based initiative that aims to teach kids, out of school youth, and women the importance of farming and food production is holding online classes on urban container gardening.
The course is not just for kids; it’s meant for anyone interested in growing their own food in limited space.
Their post reads:
“Let’s make farming fun and easy! 🌿
“Learn the basics of growing food in containers! Free online course on Urban Container
“Gardening for kids and parents! 🌿 Register here 👇
“Batch 1 on 1-3 April 2020, 1-3PM
“Made possible through the collaborative effort of RISpace Coworking, Mindanao Technical Training Academy, Inc., TESDA Bukidnon and Kids Who Farm.
“Seize the power to #GrowYourOwnFood! 💪”
The first batch of students who sign up will have lessons that run from April 1-3, 2020.
KWF is project started by father and daughter team Muneer and Raaina Hinay. The organization, which is completely staffed by volunteers, has trained over 400 individuals on gardening basics thus far.
“Our little contribution to sharing knowledge on growing food. Make farming fun & easy,” says Muneer.
Learning how to urban garden is a great way to learn a fun new skill during the quarantine period. After all, everyone needs to eat, and what better way to be food secure than by growing your own food?
Inside photo from Kids Who Farm
This article appeared in Agriculture Monthly’s May to June 2020 issue.